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  • Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation and Leadership
    housing finance system has not recovered from the traumatic shock of the 2008 collapse in home valuations and the large financial losses imposed on lenders homeowners and taxpayers The credit crisis resulting from the collapse is often cited as the primary cause of the Great Recession in the United States Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in government conservatorship which effectively amounts to government ownership Almost 9 of every 10 new mortgages are currently financed by the government This practice is widely regarded as unsatisfactory inefficient and unsustainable but efforts to enact reform have gotten little traction in the Congress to date Questions for discussion include How would the Housing Finance Reform legislation now before the Congress reshape this vital market Should Fannie and Freddie be wound down How Are there legitimate concerns about the taking of property from Fannie and Freddie shareholders by the federal government Is the Government Sponsored Enterprise GSE a useful form of public private partnership for achieving public policy goals Is a federal back up guarantee for mortgages necessary to preserve a liquid market and easy access to credit with 30 year fixed rate mortgages What are the most effective means of increasing the affordability of housing Is there a continuing role for FHA The 2015 Ferrum College Forum Panel of Speakers Edward J DeMarco Senior Fellow in Residence at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and a Visiting Professor in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University Gretchen Morgenson Assistant Business and Financial Editor and Columnist at the New York Times Dr Michael A Stegman Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury for Housing Finance Policy 2015 Forum Corporate Sponsors Reception Monday March 16 5 30pm 7 30pm Metamorphosis 402 S Jefferson Street Roanoke VA 24011 U S Housing Finance Reform

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  • Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation and Leadership
    security benefits of government action Second boundaries of privacy can affect societies efforts to correct market failures in the provision of public goods In both cases where the privacy boundaries should be drawn is unclear Both issues were explored by the Forum security privacy trade offs and economic trade offs of different levels of privacy protection The Honorable Morgan Griffith will provide a Congressional perspective The 2014 Ferrum College Forum Panel of Speakers H Morgan Griffith U S Representative for Virginia s 9th Congressional District Coleman Bazelon Principal The Brattle Group Steven G Bradbury Partner Dechert LLP former head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice during the Bush Administration 2004 09 Priscilla M Regan Chair Public and International Affairs College of Humanities and Social Sciences George Mason University Amie Stepanovich Senior Policy Counsel Access Connie Stevens Forum Moderator News Director for WVTF RADIO IQ Virginia Public Radio The Ferrum College Forum is also sponsored by THE EARL MYRTLE SKEENS LECTURE SERIES ENDOWMENT Established in 2003 by the late Earl G Bud Skeens Jr and named as a memorial to his father and mother the Skeens Lecture Series Endowment enables Ferrum College to bring informative and thought provoking speakers to campus Beginning his career at Ferrum College in 1964 as Assistant Professor of history and as Varsity Men s Tennis coach Skeens held many positions at the College During his tenure which at the time was the longest of any faculty member he taught more than 10 000 students built a nationally recognized tennis program 345 wins 41 losses and established one of the largest ROTC programs in the nation The recipient of many teaching awards and honors he also was a noted expert on the military appearing in national media as a military history resource

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  • #MyFerrum Student Testimonials
    choice for my undergrad career The tight knit campus is just what I needed to excel and the professors were there to help me achieve my dreams every step of the way I know that I ll cherish forever all the memories and unbreakable bonds I have created in my short time here Alli Colls 15 Over the past few years Ferrum College has truly become a home away from home for me I have transformed so much as an individual but most importantly I have grown as a leader My participation and involvement in leadership experiences throughout my time here has not only equipped me with the skills necessary for me to excel in the workforce but in all areas of my life My leadership opportunities and experiences at Ferrum College have opened my eyes to what I truly want to do post graduation which is to get involved in leadership positions in my community so that I may have the opportunity to enhance the lives of those around me in any way that I can Melanie Rooks 15 There really is no college like Ferrum College The environment here is amazing along with the people Here at Ferrum College you are not a number Your professors and fellow students know you by name and are always able to help you when you need it The classes are smaller in size giving you more chances for one on one time with your teachers Ferrum might be small but there is still a lot to do on campus such as athletics intramurals and other various activities around campus I would not want to go anywhere else other than Ferrum College Logan Rutherford 18 I chose Ferrum because it felt like home away from home Ferrum s location has such a unique quality about it that it s hard to not be happy with all the beautiful scenery here Surrounded with a small community it s so easy to get to know everyone and find new opportunities at every corner I love Ferrum College and I am so glad that I came here Elizabeth Aldrich 18 Ferrum College is a lovely campus during all four seasons of the year The staff members are wonderful The classes are small in size so you have more one on one time with the teachers The students and classmates are very nice and will help you with any problems you have I am currently the Men s Swim Team Captain and the sports here are great and have wonderful training facilities I wouldn t have gone anywhere else We Are Ferrum College Kelly Webster 18 I came to Ferrum from Centreville VA and couldn t have picked a more opposite location to start my college experience I quickly found Ferrum to be a second home for me and was able to form great friendships and memories During my time at Ferrum I have been able to grow my leadership skills by becoming an RA and

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  • #MyFerrum Staff Testimonials
    our college community Eugene Hacker 05 Application Systems Specialist After high school I did not plan to attend college but after three years of 10 hour shifts in a furniture factory I felt the need for a higher education Ferrum became my first and only choice I was late applying for my fall semester but something magical happened three weeks before the start of classes and I got in My experience as a student at Ferrum was more than just the classroom it was the relationship with faculty staff and administrators that helped me shape my future It is so rewarding to be back as a staff member to share my experiences and offer help to our students and finally see them mature in life Mike Ferguson 81 Director of Dining Services Ferrum made me feel WANTED So many schools say it but at Ferrum you truly are not just a number To faculty staff and other students you have a name and sometimes you may even end up with a nickname Read more Tiffany N Gordon 09 Assistant Director of Admissions When I came to Ferrum in 1979 I felt alone in the world My father had recently died two siblings had moved away from home my oldest sister was busy helping my mom cope and resettle in a new town However through the hurt I found a new family a loving supportive caring family The support I received not only from faculty but mostly from staff Chip and Martha Phillips Ann Acey made me feel needed like I had a place to fit in and most of all loved and appreciated I wanted to grow up to be that person one that cares When I first graduated in 1982 I had no idea God would bring me back to Ferrum College but he did This is where I am supposed to be I love my job in the Registrar s Office and cannot ask for a better team to work with We all hold dear to the motto Not Self but Others as we strive to better serve the students both current and alum of Ferrum College Beth Shively 84 Assistant Registrar I love Ferrum College and all of the wonderful people who have made and continue to make it what it is today People for whom Not Self But Others is more than a motto It is a way of life Go Panthers Read more Gilda Woods 92 Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Dean of Admissions As soon as I came on my first visit to Ferrum I knew this is where I wanted to come to school Ferrum is a unique and special place where people come and don t want to leave I am blessed to be able to return here to campus with my family to be the Head Coach for a baseball program and school I fell in love with many years ago The true test of an area is the people

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  • #MyFerrum Faculty Testimonials
    wanted to be a part of the community that helped me to realize my potential and in turn help future students do the same Sandra Via 04 Ph D Planning Governance and Globalization Assistant Professor of Political Science Director of International Programs and Study Abroad International Studies Program Coordinator Ferrum College Ferrum has been a welcoming and supportive community for me I have the freedom to teach creatively and work with students own interests I love the feeling when something we do in class clicks for a student and she he can make connections with other courses or experiences We take that feeling of community that we have on campus and share it beyond Ferrum College both through creative uses of technology and through travel abroad My favorite program is the E Term since I ve been able to travel to various countries with students and teach culture and history in the places where it happened My service learning travel programs allow Spanish students to develop friendships with people in other countries and to broaden their world view My interactions with faculty and staff in other disciplines have also informed my own learning and enriched my life in so many

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  • #MyFerrum — Matt Hull '00
    large part to my time at Ferrum Much of my professional experience has been in the area of sustainable nanotechnology from investigating the uptake of engineered nanoparticles by aquatic biota to founding a nanotechnology environmental health and safety company to managing an investment portfolio at Virginia Tech that seeds cutting edge research at the interfaces of nanotechnology biology and the environment Most important my story is a great illustration of how a blue collar liberal arts perspective can serve as a critical element of interdisciplinary teams tackling society s high tech challenges of the future In my current position I manage the NanoScale Science and Engineering and Nano Bio Interface research portfolio at Virginia Tech s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science ICTAS I am also President and Owner of NanoSafe Inc a provider of nanotechnology human and environmental health and safety EHS services founded in 2007 and headquartered in Blacksburg VA My background in nanotechnology EHS risk management includes co editing Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety Risks Regulation and Management First and Second editions Elsevier London 2009 2014 a 2007 appointment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy s OSTP Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group nTAG and a decade of experience developing federal commercial research programs focused on topics ranging from web enabled nanotechnology EHS risk management systems nanotechnology waste recovery and recycling processes and life cycle ecotoxicological studies of nanomanufacturing I received my Ph D in Civil and Environmental Engineering and MS in Biology from Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA and my BS in Environmental Science from Ferrum College Ferrum VA Matthew Hull Ph D 00 President Founder NanoSafe Inc Program Manager Nano Bio Interface and Nanoscale Science and Engineering Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science ICTAS Information For Future Students Accepted Students

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  • #MyFerrum — Sherman Shifflett '64
    Ferrum family Ferrum College was far more than an educational institution it was a large extended family Office doors were always open and the students were treated as family members Faculty and staff supported all student activities and treated students as respected individuals Frequently on Sunday mornings Dr Ray Warlick invited two students to breakfast at his residence for homemade blueberry pancakes Following church services they would visit historic Mabry s Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway Dr Warlick attended all football games The Ferrum College administration genuinely cared about the welfare of the student body On one extremely frigid morning students registering for second semester classes stood in a line that extended out onto the sidewalk from Beckham Hall President Dr Ralph Arthur on his way to the cafeteria stopped briefly to chat with the students then a few minutes later trays of cups filled with steaming coffee and hot chocolate were delivered to those waiting in line Faculty members encouraged all students to continue their education as Ferrum was a junior college at the time Students were encouraged to set goals and strive to achieve those objectives For me personally football coach Hank Norton and AD baseball coach Gene Evans were instrumental in encouraging motivating and insisting that I seek advanced degrees Both continued their encouragement after I began my career at Louisa County High School in 1968 and have maintained contact since then nearly 50 years later Ferrum College gave me an opportunity a second chance and for that I will always be grateful That opportunity enabled me to continue my education at East Tennessee State University BS and subsequently earn a graduate degree from the University of Virginia M Ed In reflecting on a 31 year career in public education as a teacher coach and administrator

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  • Friday, October 2, 2015
    Homecoming court will stay on campus and announce the winners from Ferrum College Tickets available at the gate 5 00 cash only Proceeds from the game go to benefit the Alison Parker scholarship Directions from Ferrum College to William Fleming High School Ferrum College 215 Ferrum Mountain Rd Ferrum VA 24088 1 Start out going south on Ferrum Mountain Rd VA 602 toward Franklin St VA 40 2 Turn left onto Franklin St VA 40 Map 3 Turn left to stay on Franklin St VA 40 4 Turn right to stay on Franklin St VA 40 5 Turn left to stay on Franklin St VA 40 6 Turn left onto N Main St US 220 Bus N 7 Merge onto US 220 N 8 Merge onto Hershberger Rd NW via EXIT 3W toward VA 101W 9 Turn right onto Ferncliff Ave NW 10 3649 FERNCLIFF AVE NW is on the right William Fleming High School 3649 Ferncliff Ave NW Roanoke VA 24017 Download the map directions Women and Men s Alumni Basketball Games and Social 7 00 Women s Game 8 00 Men s Game with Social to Follow I Swartz Gym Join us for a friendly game of basketball with our alumni and current players Following the games stay for a social in the trophy room Ferrum Family Festival Enjoy live music a real southern style BBQ family entertainment including special children s events such as face painting balloon artists games and more A great way to kick off the weekend and be a part of the Ferrum Homecoming tradition Adults 10 Children 6 12 7 Children 5 and under FREE Ferrum College students faculty and staff must show College ID for FREE ticket PLEASE REGISTER Festival Picnic 4 00 7 00 pm Blue Ridge Mountain Room Dining Hall Franklin Hall Children s Activities 4 30 7 00 pm Virginia Room Franklin Hall Homecoming Parade 5 00 5 30 pm Event cancelled due to weather After Jack 5 30 7 15 pm Ferrum YMCA After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old time energy to blend bluegrass gospel and folk elements Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains and you ve got After Jack 14K Gold Band 7 30 8 15 pm Ferrum YMCA From the moment the 14K Gold Band hits the stage you know they re something special This R B dance band s impressive song list spans decades and musical genres Get there early and make sure your chairs and blankets are situated for the best views of the stage and the lake Homecoming Court Announcements 8 15 8 30 pm Ferrum YMCA Who will be crowned the Ferrum College 2015 king and queen Don t miss the introduction of all of the

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